Friday, February 16, 2007

Rudy's Rider -- No Free Speech

Hearing former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani speak is no cheap trick.

Since leaving office, he's been on the speaking circuit -- and demanding a lot from the folks who invited him to speak. The fine folks at The Smoking Gun got hold of his rider -- the part of his speaking contract listing all the goodies and perks he gets in addition to his speaking fee. They include:
  • First class air fare for Mr Giuliani plus five other people
  • A large sedan and a large SUV to pick him up at the airport and drive him around
  • No press at the speaking engagement -- except for print reporters with trade publications
  • No cameras or recording devices allowed at the event
  • Private photos only allowed without flash -- no candid shots

1 comment:

JollyRoger said...

Yet another Gopper primadonna.

These guys haven't lived in the real world for a long time now. They think themselves "special," and they demand the kind of treatment "special" people get.